Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Cheeky Fox

 I have been so busy with school holidays I wasn't sure if I would get this finished in time for the final week of Project Run and Play, but with some rushed sewing here is my signature style entry into the sew-along group.
Earlier this year Miss Loofie came home from school talking about a "fox song" I had no idea what she was talking about so I looked it up and discovered a very silly song; for those who haven't had the... er pleasure here it is in all its strangeness.

It is funny the way inspiration can strike, but as soon as I heard this song I had an idea for an outfit for my little girly.  I had some Lillestoff Fox fabric (from the ever wonderful Crafty Mama's Fabric) tucked away in the stash just waiting for this project.
So cute!

For this project I decided to turn Ottobre Magazine for some suitable pattern; Ottobre Magazine is a Finnish sewing magazine that publishes patterns for both children and women, I have subscribed for a number of years now and I love having a library of sewing patterns to turn to when I am making clothes.  Here are the patterns I ended up with.
  • T-shirt: Ottobre 4/2013 pattern number 12 "Fall Basic"
  • Mini skirt: Ottobre 4/2013 pattern number 34 "Tangent" (I had to grade this pattern down so it would fit Miss Loofie)
  • Leggings: Ottobre 1/2014 pattern number 23 "Wild Stripes 

This outfit has so many elements of my personal style for kids clothes: I love the bright patterned fabric, applique and machine embroidery, the ruched knees on the leggings and the denim pleated skirt. I feel that this is a fun outfit and one Miss Loofie can happily wear to the park for a play or to the Cafe for lunch.

The T-shirt was the the starting point for this outfit, I made it will the Lillestoff fox fabric I mentioned above, I also used another Lilestoff fabric in red for the contrast pieces. I finished the neckline with some ribbing.  The fancy font on the embroidery came from Urban Threads (Love this store!) the speech bubble came from an Esty seller Big Dreams Embroidery and it stitched up beautifully (I am sure that this will get a lot of use in the future).

The skirt is made out of dark denim and had a cheeky little fox appliqued onto it. I cut the fox applique out on my Silhouette Cameo.

The leggings were so quick and easy to make and they look great! I have a hard time finding leggings that actually fit Miss Loofie: they are either too short or too loose. This pattern makes a gorgeous pair of ruched leggings. I made these out of a red cotton Lycra from Spotlight.

Loofie was SO excited to be able to finally wear this outfit and she really loves it!  I can recommend Ottobre Magazine enough, the patterns are great and there is such a variety that, combined with my collection of Farbenmix patterns, I rarely sew from any other patterns. 

Thank you to all those readers who left such lovely comments on my last few posts, I really do appreciate all of them :) 


  1. I love the outfit, but that song. Oh how I detest that song.

  2. This is super creative & what child wouldn't have fun wearing this outfit?

  3. Thanks for all the lovely comments! Miss Loofie is still in love with this outfit I have lost count the number of times she has worn it now.